[development] Please stop using git diff --no-prefix. -p1 patches are now the standard

Guillaume guillaume at resist.ca
Thu Apr 14 20:04:23 UTC 2011

This doc needs to be fixed then:

It says to use:
diff -up path/to/file/example.module path/to/file/exampleNew.module >

Which produces p0 patches :(.


On 04/11/2011 01:21 PM, Randy Fay wrote:
> I noticed in another thread that somebody suggested git diff --no-prefix
> for creating patches.
> Please don't do that any more. We've moved to standard git patches (git
> diff without the --no-prefix, meaning a patch -p1 patch).
> Testbot support for -p0 patches (--no-prefix) will be removed around the
> end of May. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/140204
> Some of you may have the --no-prefix stuff in your  .gitconfig. Please
> remove it from there as well.
> In the issue queues, please start to insist on rerolls for -p0 formatted
> patches (if they have no a/ and b/ in front of the filenames.
> Thanks for your cooperation.
> -Randy
> -- 
> Randy Fay
> Drupal Module and Site Development
> randy at randyfay.com <mailto:randy at randyfay.com>
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